Raphaela Pivetta

Country: USA

Title:  A Pleasant Square

Medium: Cement, metal, burlap, and styrofoam

Size: Height = 8' to 18' Length = 20'

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The sculpture A Pleasant Square was installed in the TRIBECA (TRIangle BElow CAnal) district of downtown Manhattan in 1987, sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York City Department of Transportation, at the triangle of White and Church streets and Avenue of the Americas. This was an old textile-manufacturing business area. Following the decline of this industry, artists took over the empty warehouses and converted them into live/work loft spaces during the '60s and '70s. Regretfully, the TRIBECA district has now been completely gentrified and the above triangle is surrounded by a luxury hotel and condominiums. It is no longer a community of artists; it now has the highest per capita income in New York City.

Pivetta's work includes public sculpture, indoor and outdoor installations, and three-dimensional wall pieces.
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